George Reevs studied at the Art Students League in New York between 1882 and 1884, and again between 1886 and 1889. In 1889 or early the next year he went to Paris where he continued his studies under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Jean-Leon Gerome, and Jeal-Paul Laurens.
He exhibited one work, Le Depart pour L'Ecole in the Solon on 1894. He was back in Americna by 1896, when he temporarily replaced William Merritt Chase as instructor of the life and portrait classes at the Brooklyn Art School and at that institution's summer classes in Napanoch New York.
Reevs specialized in portraiture, but he exhibited what, judging by their titles appear to have been still-lifes in the National Academy of Design's annual exhibitions of 1890 and 1897. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club and around 1900, painted a door panel, Autumn in Holland, for the organization's headquarters in New York.